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Dirk Hoogendoorn
Fergus, Ontario, Canada

About Dirk

Dirk returned to school In the fall of 2003 after a 43 year absence and took a basic wood working night course. One of the topics covered during the course was sharpening plane blades and chisels along with a lesson on turning a spindle. This part of the course really opened up a whole new area of interest for him, and he embarked on his present passion of turning bowls, platters, hollow forms, Christmas tree ornaments and anything else that he can find information on.

After retiring from his profession of 33 years Dirk and his wife moved to Meaford in the summer of 2007 he could then focus more of his time and attention to his passion of wood turning. Since his initial lesson on spindle turning Dirk taught himself the ins and outs of bowl turning as well as different methods of turning. In his pieces Dirk tries to bring out the natural beauty and grain of the item his is turning. He loves the idea of trying something new and the making of his own hollowing tools.

Of all of the different woods available Dirk enjoys working with native woods of the area and also being retired it is even better if he can find his own source without having to shell out the pension to feed his hobby. You can reach me at dirkhoogendoorn@rogers.com


For more information on Dirk's work, you can contact Dirk at im4toys@yahoo.ca.

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Wedding Gift

Wedding Gift

This is a 12" Salad Bowl made of Manitoba Maple(Box Elder) the have 1" inserts in the rim. The bowl is finished in Polymerized Tung Oil.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Easter Morning

Manitoba Maple 14" Medallion. Off center and off axis turned, then carved.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Easter Morning

Maple Burl Platter

Maple Burl Platter

Turned this burl with a curved rim. It has been finished with 3 coats of WOP

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Winged Box

Ash raised winged box. This box is raised and the wings are the footing for this box as well, the top has a turned finial,

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Winged Box

Black Walnut Bowl

Black Walnut Bowl

This bowl is about 12"x4" finished with Polymerized Tung Oil

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Maple Burl stacking bowls

These are natural edge Maple Burl stacking bowls that have spalting on them. The burl is actually a growth like a wart or cancer on the tree that have really random grain running through the growth.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Maple Burl stacking bowls
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